JULIE SCHENKELBERG (USA) // IMPART
PREVIEW May 19th, 7 – 10pm
Opening hours: May 20th – 21st & 27th – 28th 12 – 3pm
Otherwise by appointment, until June 11th.
“IMPART is about the sharing of textural information. The installation is composed of material specific to Stavanger. Most of the materials were collected by request, it became a unified effort by many people to complete the installation. The natural materials were taken from personal gardens, beaches and from parks around Stavanger. The materials make this piece very specific to this place and experience. My work creates imagery that feels strangely familiar yet forgotten to all viewers. This installation is a collection of my own personal memories combined with the environment of the region and our collective human story. I reevaluate the materials and memories recreating a story of healing through the materials.”
Schenkelberg creates large-scale semi-permanent installations using discarded domestic materials, such as concrete, copper and rusted metal, and repurposed wood. Her work draws on her personal story and imagery of the post-industrial ruins of her hometown area. This takes place in neglected homes, abandoned buildings, or even in the gallery space.
Julie Schenkelberg (USA) lives in Detroit, Michigan and New York. She received a BA in art history at the College of Wooster, OH, and an MFA at the School of Visual Arts, NY, with additional studies at SAIC at Oxbow, MI, Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, France, and the Institute of European Studies, Vienna. Her large-scale installations have been displayed in solo exhibitions at The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, the Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, and the University of Akron Meyers School of Art, with upcoming shows at Beeler Gallery, OH and Plug Projects, MO. Group exhibitions include 601 Artspace, New York, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, and Station Independent, New York. Schenkelberg won the 2014 ArtPrize Installation Juried Award with the curatorial group SiTE:LAB for her installation “Symptomatic Constant”, and has received two National Endowment for the Arts Grants, a Harpo Foundation Grant, and was awarded a residency at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha. Press includes Artforum, The New Yorker, PBS, Bloomberg, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, Art F City, The Huffington Post, Beautiful Decay and Ground Magazine, and she has been named one of “30 Artists to Watch” by NY Arts Magazine. She is represented by Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York, where she is exhibiting January of 2018.
Prosjektrom Normanns program is supported by Arts Council Norway, Stavanger Municipality and Rogaland Municipality